Member Update Week of August 15th 2022

Taste of Orangeville 2022 Poster for event

Taste of Orangeville 2022 

Get ready for Orangeville’s most delicious event of the summer! Join us on August 20th 11am-4pm to celebrate the best of Orangeville’s local cuisine! During Taste of Orangeville, we will also be having the Shop the Sidewalk Sale, local retailers and live music will appear on Broadway and Mill Street!  

For more information visit https://downtownorangeville.ca/events/taste-of-orangeville/ or visit our social media linked below!  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downtownoville  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/downtownoville/  

If you’re a member and would like to participate in the Shop the Sidewalk Sale, please email Eve at ambassador@downtownorangeville.ca  

Broadway Bricks 

The Broadway Bricks project is gaining momentum and they are ahead of schedule! This has been made possible by preparing the new tree pits in advance of the sidewalk/boulevard work.  Being ahead of schedule could mean finishing early, which would be great news, but it comes with a bit of a downside.  We have been informed that disruptions to pedestrian business access may last longer than originally planned.  Instead of a few minutes, pedestrian access could be impeded for anywhere from a few hours to a half day.  Construction staff will visit businesses with updates, but the most convenient way to stay informed is to subscribe to updates to the Broadwaybricks.ca webpage by clicking on the “subscribe to this page” button on the right or bottom of the page.

Dufferin Tourism Trails Project

Dufferin’s Board of Trade is committed to helping local businesses thrive once again after 2+ difficult years. Dufferin Tourism Trails offers the opportunity to showcase businesses in 9 special categories that align with the values and brands of local businesses. Businesses highlighted on the Trails will receive multi-channel media promotion, posters and window decals to proudly display their category, and free coaching in their categories!

Get Started!

  1. Visit https://dufferinbot.ca/tourism/ !
  2. Explore the 9 different categories that align with your business!
  3. Fill out and Submit the form to show your interest in getting listed!

Dream Dufferin’s Interactive Trade Night

An exciting, in demand, well-paying career opportunity is coming your way! Dream Dufferin’s Interactive Trades Night will feature local skilled tradespeople, hands on demos, and guest speaker Jamie McMillan from Kickass Careers. This event showcases the value of careers in trade, whether you’re a student, parent, or looking for a second or new career path! The exciting world of trades is a month away! Be sure to book it in your calendars for September 14th 2022, 1-4pm and 6-8pm at Tony Rose Arena.

For more information or to book a booth visit https://dufferinbot.ca/dreamdufferin/

Orangeville Arts and Culture Award Nominations

Reminder to submit your Nominations before time runs out! Only one week left to nominate members and businesses in the community deserving of recognition. Orangeville Arts & Culture Award Nominations are open until Wednesday, August 17 at 4 p.m.  Previous winners are eligible this year!  We invite you to nominate any and all worthy recipients in the following categories:

Established Artist of the Year

Emerging Artist of the Year

Community Arts Volunteer

Community Impact by a Business

Community Impact by an Organization

Arts Educator of the Year

Creative Cultural Event

More information, including the Nomination Form visit https://www.orangeville.ca/en/things-to-do/arts-and-culture-awards.aspx

Employer Incentive Programs

Georgian College will be holding an information session for their employer incentive programs on Tuesday August 23rd and Tuesday September 20th at 10:00am.

Georgian colleges programs are free to eligible employers, and include:

·     Free job postings

·     Up to $6000 hiring incentive for new employees

·     Accessing skilled candidates for apprenticeships

·     Job coaching

·     Up to 83% of the cost of third party training

·     Manufacturing-sector micro-credentials

·     Occupation-specific language training for internationally-trained professionals

·     Networking and mentorship opportunities for newcomers

To register visit:

https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=tpSa2oFGvEm9fLq56sCtPJtYtDeltKZLhHDrf8iLrYFUOVhRWTNVS0dYV1hTNU0xRE1ZT1Y0VVVGNi4u&web=1&wdLOR=c8110CDFF-9789-48C0-B6CC-45EBD66AE440

Free Advertising Opportunity with Minor Baseball Association

The Orangeville & Headwaters Minor Baseball Association will be hosting the 9U AA Ontario Championships on Labour Day Weekend (September 2-5). 16 teams will be playing in Orangeville on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Monday is held for a rain date.  16 teams x 12 players = 192 families who will be looking for places to eat and things to do between games on the Labour Day weekend.

Orangeville & Headwaters Minor Baseball Association is inviting local businesses to display their banners free of charge on the on the fields for the weekend. Not only do banners serve as great advertising, the also help create a tournament atmosphere for the kids.   If you have a banner (or can have one made available prior to Friday Sept 2nd) and would like to display it, please email jaime.raymond@playbaseball.ca.  Our Fundraising & Sponsorship Coordinator, Jaime Raymond has offered up her home as a drop-off point – 51 Chapman Rd – Orangeville. Arrangements will be made to return the banners after the long weekend.